Take in some sax at SAGA

Three Tenors will make music at Gallery Jazz tomorrow night (Thursday, April 12) at 7 p.m. at the SAGA Public Art Gallery.

That’s three tenor sax players – Sandy Cameron, Doug Sonju and Julian Veres.

“Some jazz standards and some original compositions, mostly arranged by Doug and Julian, in either a duo or trio setting, with a few solo renditions interspersed,” says Cameron, of the music fans will hear. “The arrangements will be tailored to show off the versatility of the trio, with different voices of the woodwind and saxophones played: clarinet, flute, alto, soprano, tenor, and bass saxophones.”

Cameron is busy these days practising for three bands (Cuban, Dixieland, 3 Tenors) and some other pick-up gigs.

Cameron is still heavily involved with the organization involved in the twice-monthly Jazz Gallery concerts at SAGA and appreciates the help of a new organizing committee.

Sonju enjoyed playing with Melina Moore recently at the Vernon Jazz Club and with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (most recently, a concert with Chinese violinist Susanne Hau). He is looking forward to playing with Michael Garding’s Big Band in the near future.

Veres began his classical flute studies at the age of 12 in Hungary and picked up drums as a secondary instrument. After a Jan Garbarek concert in Budapest in the early nineties he traded in both instruments for a tenor sax that he’s been playing ever since.

After arriving in Canada and spending a few years in the Toronto area Julian moved to Kamloops in 2007. He’s happily plays music when he can.

Aaccompanying the three tenors this week are Jen Dyck on piano, Bill Lockie on bass and Richard Graham on drums. Admission is by donation.


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